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Samia Madwar

Hollywood gets a taste of Yellowknife
January 2015
Bison on NWT Highway 3. Photo by Daniel Campbell
A long drive on a short day
January 2016
Summoning the ghosts of a Yellowknife mall
December 2015
Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here
Celebrate the holidays with a genuine, Northern on-the-land feast
December 2015
Hilda Snowball is the 28-year-old mayor of Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, and she's well on her way into her second term in office.
December 2015
Natan Obed, 39, the president of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Photo courtesy of ITK
What does it mean to be Inuk in 2015?
December 2015
Candice Lys, left, and Nancy MacNeill are FOXY's founders. The costume-filled suitcase, known as Ruby, is a staple in their workshops. Photo by Hannah Eden
They lure teenagers with free pizza. They listen to them. Let them swear if they want to. They answer questions about sex, relationships, health and politics. And that's how Candice Lys and Nancy MacNeill are helping the North's youth face the world.
December 2015
Jacey Firth-Hagen's #SpeakGwichinToMe campaign has garnered social media attention and re-energized the preservation of Gwich’in. Photo by Hannah Eden/Up Here
For helping promote the vulnerable Gwich’in language, Jacey Firth-Hagen has made our shortlist.
December 2015
“How do you teach someone the complexities of a situation without alienating them? Talking about cultural appropriation in the bathroom of a bar is the worst way to learn.” Jeneen Frei-Njootli Artist, Old Crow, Yukon. Photo courtesy of Jeneen Frei-Njootli
Every day aboriginal culture is borrowed, copied, dressed up or watered down. Is that art? Or is it stealing? Appropriation, it turns out, is all about the attitude.
June 2014
Wesley Hardisty performs at the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit. Photo: Angela Gzowski
Fiddling and dancing have entertained Northerners for the past two centuries. But in this age of constant distraction, will music survive?
October 2015